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with this fox news alert with kathleen sebelius who has returned to capitol hill for round two on the botched obamacare rollout. good morning, i am jon scott. >> and i am harris faulkner and for generally. last night was the house and today the senate finance committee. we have been following this on the fox news channel and the health and human services secretary is fielding tough questions from both sides of the political aisle. there is a mad -- to fix it. peter ducey begins our live coverage. reporter: that is right, secretary kathleen sebelius says that hhs is on a aggressive schedule. basically a bunch of problems listed in order of importance. experts have assured the administration and health care.gov is not fatally flawed in that it does not need to go off-line to get fixed. >> given the fact that various fixes, particularly of functionality fixes have to be written in batches, it has been advised that you don't gain much from this taken the whole system down for a couple of weeks, it's better to do this on an ongoing basis. >> the ranking republican on the senate finance committee,
. kathleen sebelius questioned. the senators were serious. >> i am accountable to the committee and american public for the system in place. >> it is inexcusable that the members of the committee were not told earlier. >> i want you to told account and burn their fingers and make them pay for not being responsible and producing a product that all of us could be proud. >> in your zeal to implement the law not warnings or advice or council deterred you. you said america should hold you accountable. i repeat my request for you to resign. >> do it now, and the second rule is do it right the first time. why not shut down and do it right? >> the only thing i can conclude it is impossible to do something in this administration to get you fired. you can lie to the american people and misrepresent the facts, but it is impossible to get fired. >> that is a sam pling of what we saw. we have host of power play. chris, did we reset things in the hearing. >> can you burn the same house down two times? i am not sure. it was worse. it was worse for cathlone sebelius this time than it was last week when she
arafat was poisoned. >>> kathleen sebelius back on capitol hill. the health and human services secretary facing more questioning about healthcare.gov. >>> and the vicious battles between the individual atlantis and the drug cartels now taking a turn in mexico. ♪ >>> we begin with an al jazeera exclusive report on the death of palestinian leader yasser arafat. he died nine years ago at a military hospital in paris. but now swiss scientists are saying the former plo leader was poisoned. they said the radioactive material was found in his ribs and pelvis, and in the soil near where he was buried. clayton swisher has more. >> reporter: first they found abnormally high amounts in his clotheds. now they have discovered a high presence of the radioactive substance inside his bones. swiss scientists produced this report after the exhumation order. the arafat family received the results from their lawyer along with analysis from professor of forensic science. >> if i was a judge and jury this is absolutely stone cold certain. it was palonium that caused the death of yasser arafat. >> when they
alert. kathleen sebelius answers questions before a senate committee this morning and you will see live. good morning. it's going to be a big day for this law today. martha: lawmakers are releasing 100 pang -- 100 pages of notes. the documents show what happened at administration officials started to scramble when they realized healthcare.gov had more problems than they realized. >> reporter: a week into this rollout none of the known fixes were working. they were basically calling audibles behind the scene. here is something from october 8 dealing with the identity management system which is one of the first things users deal with. it says the idm fix is taking longer than expected. it's a new take on how to fix the problem implemented today. yesterday mayor taken -- yesterday marilyn tavenner explained none of the fed saw this coming. >> we anticipated high volume, then we ran into the issue with the establishment of the e-mail accounts. so we had a problem solve for that. those were two things we did not expect. >> reporter: something else are some limited enrollment statistics that
right there. have a nice weekend. >> bye, everybody. bill: a fox news alert. kathleen sebelius is expected to make some kind of statement within the hour. the president says he's sorry he guaranteed anyone who liked their healthcare plan could keep it but critics say that.not go far enough. martha: good morning. i'm martha maccallum. last night president obama said he should have explained that memorable promise a little bit better and more effectively. >> i regret have much that what i intended to do where people would be moving into better plans because they want them rather than because they were forced into it. i'm sorry they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me. bill: there it is for now and what about it? jonas, good morning to you. did he go far enough? >> i don't think so. that sounded like the most passive-aggressive apology we have heard from a president in a while. bill: you say the was too cute, using a passive voice. >> he said we could have been more clear. that implies they were clear about something and they were honest a
side medicare chief testifying before the senate today. tomorrow hss kathleen sebelius's turn and then what they want to hear. >> i personally shared with the secretary in september tla that there were modules that we were going to delay. farmer: hello, i'm an idaho potato farmer. and our giant idaho potato truck is still missing. so my dog and i we're going to go find it. it's out there somewhere spreading the good word about idaho potatoes and raising money for meals on wheels. but we'd really like our truck back, so if you see it, let us know, would you? thanks. what? >>> just a reminder it is election day. so get out and vote. bill hemmer. and big races in the country. virginia democrat terrory mccallus battling it out. and governor chris christie is expected to win reelection easily. and first time in 12 years new york city will pick a new mayor. and the democrat is expected to trounce the republican opponent. >> polls are open until seven. >> the kids will not be able to hear their dad's voice. and it is devastating until they are teenagers and toddlers right now, they
secretary kathleen sebelius. >> you said to hold you accountable which is why today, madam secretary, i repeat my request that you resign. >>> wall street is a twitter. the social media site is hoping to offer its initial publishings of stock. >>> and rock 'n' roll legends team up to help america's veterans in need. captioning funded by cbs veterans in need. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, november 7th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. >>> we begin with the affordable care act and the word from health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius is expect more bad news. testifying on capitol hill sebelius admitted repairs of the health care website involved a couple of hundred fixes and, quote, we're not where we need to be. one lawmaker asked for a weekly update, and the president heard from angry democratic senators and traveled to texas, the heart of the obama care opposition. tara mergener is in washington. good morning, tara. >> good morning, tara. the trip to texas was supposed to be just a fund-raising event. instead the president
of america reports, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius -- as danielle nottingham reports, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius reports the site made big improvements. >> reporter: health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius is facing another congressional grilling answering more questions about the troubled rollout of healthcare.gov. >> this is unacceptable. it has been disappointing to hear members of the administration say they didn't see the problems coming. >> reporter: today she focused on improvements. sebelius says technicians are making progress every day. >> in the first few weeks after healthcare.gov launched, users had to wait an average of eight seconds for pages to load. today, it typically takes less than a second. >> reporter: democrats are expressing their concern about the troubled website while republicans argue the problem with the new health care law go deeper. one of the biggest issues is the security of private information consumers have to enter on the website. >> not only can millions of americans not log into the website
're waiting for this hearing to get under way. kathleen sebelius was very direct the last time she went before the house. she said, look, i take responsibility. we're going to fix this. i'm wondering, lynn, is the real problem going to come if by the end of this month the website is still broken? >> the real problem is that there are many, many problems now. it's not only that the website alone isn't working, it's that when it did work, it gave inaccurate information. we now know that in this month the problems, chris, have just cascaded. so when you get it working, it gives you bad information. and then you have the shock coming to some people, who did believe the president when he said nothing would change. a small number of people, granted, but things did change. so you have layer upon layer of problem now. having said that, i do want to say if you have no insurance, this is still a great deal for you. >> yeah, you've got to also look at what the president is doing. he's going to dallas tonight. he's not just going to thank the volunteers but try to rish the republican governors to expand m
secretary kathleen sebelius had a bad day on capitol hill, telling president obama kept his health care promise, that obama care is working while apologizing for the fact that it doesn't. i'm lou dobbs. >>> good evening, everybody. hhs secretary kathleen sebelius today testified before the house energy and commerce committee. on the disastrous obama carrollout. sebelius took responsibility for the website failure while making the outrageous claim that the website has actually never crashed. >> we were anxious to get the website up and running and functional, which we clearly have failed to do to date, although i would suggest the website has never crashed, it is functional but at a very slow speed and very low reliability and has continued to function. >> and at the very moment that sebelius made that statement, the healthcare.gov system was down. and it stayed down for the duration of the hearing. sebelius did offer an apology, and she told the committee to hold her accountable for the obama care failure. while insisting that the president did not lie when he repeatedly told americans
day on the hill where women many see as the face of obama failures kathleen sebelius was taking heated questions from senators, frustrated senators, democrats frustrated with the sheer breakdown of obamacare to the web site disaster to the embarrassing numbers enrolled. >> i am accountable to this committee and to the american public for getting the fixes in place. and we are committed to getting healthcare.gov fixed. >> you have been misleading the american people and the president has over and over again. i would rather you say we were wrong, yeah, we didn't know the truth. >> made a promise to fix a broken system and make sure all americans have affordable healthcare. you mad cdad secretary have to make good on that promise. >> in the last five weeks it has been a miserably frustrating experience for far too many americans. it is unacceptable and i am accountable. >> you said america should hold you accountable which is why today i repeat my request for you to resign. >> resign, we all know that ain't going to happen. accountability, please, the woman still has her job. people are f
committee held the much anticipated hearing, with kathleen sebelius, let's see her try to wiggle out of accountability for this mess. >> let me say directly to the americans you deserve better. i apologize. i am accountable to you for fixing these problems. >> stewart: that was weird. i wonder if her apology will in any way affect any certain grandstanding type congress people who might have planned on shaming her into apologizing with some kind of weird prop or something. >> i came with a quote from american icon. hold up a poster that says if you are having a problem, it is our problem. and i am glad to hear you base this philosophy to your actions today. >> stewart: now, i am really glad you embrace this philosophy although i paid pretty good money for this sign, and just a heads-up, if you, i got this big sign and it cost a lot of money, that's all. i felt like a (bleep) driving it on top of my car. >> poor guy. how would you feel if you spent all night preparing (bleep) sandwich for your enemy's, enemies to eat only to have them sit down and unwrap their own (bleep) sandwich. to
of americans, delay is not an option. >> kathleen sebelius on capitol hill, why they have to move forward. >>> and pushing the peace process, john kerry talking with both sides. we begin with an al jazeera exclusive on the death of yasser arafat. swiss scientists proving what many suspected, arafat was poison. they found pulonium, the allegations triggered the effort to have his body exhumed last year. >> first they found unnormally high amounts of polonium 10 in his clothes then found a high level of the substance in his bones. the scientists say their data clearly favors the poisoning of palestinian's historic leader with up to 83% confidence. the arafat family received the result it's from their lawyer along with an analysis along with professor of forensic analyst david barclay. >> this is beyond any doubt if my opinion that it was polonium that killed yasser arafat. >> for wife and daughter it was proof. >> it was if they just told me he died. i will not stop. me and my daughter will go to all courts all over the world to punish who did this crime. >> now that i have proof that he wa
story. we learned even more stunning new details about the state of obamacare. as kathleen sebelius is put on the hot seat once again. >> sebelius admits the government needs to fix hundreds of problems with the web site which raises the question can it really be fixed by the end of the month? no background checks. felons could have been hired giving them access to personal information. enrollment is quote, very low. elizabeth prann is live to tell us what all of this means. >> during her testimony she said it is better than it was in october. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius htod lawmakers the government is working to fix what see says is problems. th enrollment extensions they want to change. oo p oo juwhy can keep limping along why not shut it down and put it together in the way it should be put together? many have pointed out that your one off fixes tend to have unintended consequences down the road. >> while sebelius responded there's not much to gain in doing so. we heard similar rhetoric from the president during his stop at the lone star state yesterday.
executives and hhs secretary kathleen sebelius on april 12th of this year, just days after both became aware of the mckenzie findings. that's one insz nt. president obama told americans they can keep their doctors and their insuran if they liked them. at least 37 times, during. the president's campaign. we now know those statements are untrue. if obama care could have passed without those president untruths and whether he would have been re-elected. the president invoked executive privilege that would document eric holder's role in operation fast and furious. president obama said that he didn't know of irs' targeting of republicans. nsa spying of world leaders and the department of justice snooping on reporters. the obama administration lied to the american peoplehen they claimed repeatedly that a juvenile veo sparked an uprising that led to the death of four americans in benghazi and the president obama applied untruths to the general assembly, 14 days a of he claimed he knew that benghazi was a terrorist attack. >> there is no speech that justifies mindless violence. there are no words tha
christie. just hours after his landslide row re-election victory. >>> right now, kathleen sebelius just finished facing some very tough questions over the problems plaguing the obama care website. the health and human services secretary testifying by the senate finance committee. >>> and right now, a record day on wall street, the dow hitting an all-time intraday high this morning. right now it's up, up 98 points right now. hello, i'm wolf blitzer reporting today from washington. you can stick a fork in election 2013 -- it's done. now the pundits and the politicians are busy reading the tea leaves to see what the results mean going forward. was this a referendum on obama care? and if so, how worried should democrats be? what do the results say about the tea party and the fight within the gop? we're going to get into all of that. but first, chris christie's landslide win in the new jersey governor's race, is seen by many as a warm-up to the 2016 presidential race. in his victory speech, christie pointed to new jersey as a model for the way washington should work. >> i know if we can do t
sebelius. >> still have full confidence in kathleen sebelius. >> i think kathleen sebelius under tremendously difficult circumstances over the last four and a half years has done a great job in setting up the insurance markets so that there is a good product out there for people to get. kathleen sebelius doesn't write code. she wasn't our i.t. person. >> no one so far suggested the secretary wrote even one of the estimated 5 million lines of faulty code, she doesn't seem to be going anywhere. speaking at the carter center in atlanta this morning, sebelius remained upbeat. >> we have had inexcusable technology problems with healthcare.gov. we are making progress toward fixing them, but the new law is more than a website. >> if sebelius is the happy or happy, president obama was the general taking full ownership of the fiasco. >> ultimately the buck stops with me. >> the question now is how much longer is the aca going to remain something the president feels the need to apologize for. joining me "time" editor-at-large mark halperin co-author of "double down." host of nbc's "disrupt
it since it went on-line on october 1st. meantime, hhs secretary kathleen sebelius is expected to be in the hotseat answering more questions in front of the finance committee. steve centanni has more on that. steve, tell us more. >> hi, jaime. even presidential candidate, doppler candidate mitt romney, signed -- from massachusetts is weighing in on the battle from obamacare and he zeroed in on president obama's campaign promise. listen. >> he told people they could keep their insurance and that was not the truth. whether you like the model of obamacare or not, the fact that the president sold it on a basis that was not true has undermind the foundation of his second term. i think it is rotting it away. the only way he can rebuild credibility is to work with republicans and democrats and try and rebuild a foundation. >> that troubled health care .gov website is back up and running after an over night shutdown for repairs that had a rocky rollout. meantime congress still wants answers about the flawed website and about how many people have been able to successfully enroll in oba
and there was no clear definition of success. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius and white house chief technology officer todd park were among those briefed about the website and april 4. april 5 at the eisenhower executive office building, a meeting was held inside the white house. two weeks after sebelius was briefed she tried the reassure congress. >> we have the federal house on track and on time. we are moving ahead with marketplaces we'll be individually responsible for and we are working closely with our partners on their timetables for their marketplace. our energy and resources are focused on getting it up and running. we are monitoring the contracts an step of the way. >> reporter: white house officials acknowledge there were red flags raised along the way. but nobody imagined the size and scope of the problem. bill: that takes us to the hearings. what can we expect? >>> reporter: there are be tough questions and security and questions for henry chow about the vast majority of people will be able to sign up for obamacare on the website by the end of the month. they are going
. >> that was republican senator mike crappo questioning kathleen sebelius just a few moments ago. sebelius is testifying in front of a senate committee about the rollout. she's also been answering questions about the law and whether the law is working. we continue to monitor that on the hill. meanwhile as republican lawmakers continue their angst over obama care, there's a new talking point. politico is reporting that the obama administration has ordered a study to determine whether the affordable care act will increase the number of people enrolled in the food stamps program since it increases the number of people eligible for medicaid. it's too soon to tell, but this much we do know to be true. right now 47 million americans are making ends meet with fewer food stamp dollars. the automatic cuts that kicked in nearly a week ago are forcing more recipients to turn to resources like food pan trees. rebecca is the executive director of florida association of food banks. florida is among two dozen states where at least 15% of the population relies on food stamps. how much of an uptick has there been at foo
in with libby casey on capitol hill. libby, boy, the secretary of health and human services, kathleen sebelius, was back on capital little todacapitol hillt seat facing difficult questions on the roll out of obamacare. >> reporter: she got some friendly questions from democrats who are trying to use the bellows to say the law is working, helping people, right? she also got tough questions from fellow democrats including this senate committee chairman max bacchus, democrat from montana. he helped write the law, and he has a lot at stake. he warned secretary sebelius back in the spring if the rollout was not handled well, and the obama administration did not get out ahead of it, it could be a train wreck. >> this is unacceptable. it has been disappointing to hear members of the administration say they didn't see the problems coming. secretary sebelius, last time you came before this committee i used two words to voice my concerns about the law's implementation. since then my words have been twisted and used to malign the affordable care an act. make no mistake i believe in this law. >> reporter:
tonight. mike emanuel looks at kathleen sebelius on capitol hill again today. carl cameron on how obama care impacted last night's elections and how the gop plans to capitalize on it. but we begin with chief white house correspondent ed henry on that unexpected and pretty long meeting for this white house. hi, ed. >> reporter: good evening. a democratic source tells me tonight that some of the senators in this meeting with the president floated the idea of a delay of up to one year for enrollment in fines. the president did not agree to that. but i'm told these senators felt it was a constructive meeting. he listened. the big question now is, is there going to be a delay of a few months or something like that? president obama conferred late today with michael bennett just moments after they wrapped up a dramatic closed-door meeting with 15 senate democrats facing the voters in 2014 who are nervous that anger over obama care will knock them out of office. one democratic source familiar with the meeting told fox it was feisty because, quote, candidly, a lot of pent-up frustration among se
>>> health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius had a bad day on capitol hill, telling president obama kept his health care promise, that obama care is working while apologizing for the fact that it doesn't. i'm lou dobbs. >>> good evening, everybody. hhs secretary kathleen sebelius today testified before the house energy and commerce committee. on the disastrous obama carrollout. sebelius took responsibility for the website failure while making the outrageous claim that the website has actually never crashed. >> we were anxious to get the website up and running and functional, which we clearly have failed to do to date, although i would suggest the website has never crashed, it is functional but at a very slow speed and very low reliability and has continued to function. >> and at the very moment that sebelius made that statement, the healthcare.gov system was down. and it stayed down for the duration of the hearing. sebelius did offer an apology, and she told the committee to hold her accountable for the obama care failure. while insisting that the president did not l
right? if you win three games in the national football league, you get fired. but, kathleen sebelius is in charge of this rollout. it's a disaster. but she doesn't get fired? i don't understand. i don't get it. >> no, but, bill, look, obamacare, i believe is, good for this country. more people are insured, costs go down. we should focus on that. but, yes, yes. they have to fix this rollout problem. they have got to fix it it i'm with you on that. >> thank you, governor, we appreciate you coming on tonight. >> directly ahead, were we as a nation better off in the 1950s than we are today? a powerful talking points moments away. [ dennis' voice ] allstate quickfoto claim. [ normal voice ] it's an app. you understand that? just take photos of the damage with your phone and upload them to allstate. really? so you get [dennis' voice] a quicker estimate, quicker payment, [normal voice] quicker back to normal. i just did it. but maybe you can find an app that will help you explain this to your...father. [ vehicle approaches ] [ dennis ] introducing quickfoto claim. just another way allstate
fired. but, kathleen sebelius is in charge of this rollout. it's a disaster. but she doesn't get fired? i don't understand. i don't get it. >> no, but, bill, look, obamacare, i believe is, good for this country. more people are insured, costs go down. we should focus on that. but, yes, yes. they have to fix this rollout problem. they have got to fix it it i'm with you on that. >> thank you, governor, we appreciate you coming on tonight. >> directly ahead, were we as a nation better off in the 1950s than we are today? the 1950s than we are today? a powerful hi honey, did you get e toaster cozy? yep. got all the cozies. [ grandma ] with n fedex one rate, i could ll a box and ship it r one flat rate. so i kn untilt was full. you'd be crazy not to. is tt nana? [ male announcer ] fedex one rate. simple, flat rate shipping with the reliability of fedex. so i deserve a small business credit card with amazing rewards. with the spark cascard from capital one, i get 2% cash back on ery purchase, every day. i break my back around here. finally soone's recognizing me with unlimited rewards! meetin
's not like they are probing into kathleen sebelius, her private business. we paid for this thing. this is our website. we paid for it, the american taxpayer. and our representatives said to the administration how much are we getting? how many people are we getting? how is our product that we paid for working? and they refuse to tell us. and now we know why. because we've got -- we've gotten this from darrell issa the committee on oversight and government reform has release this and for the first time now we got the numbers. now it all becomes clear why everyone has been so very guarded about the numbers, chris. >> distract, delay, deny. wait until the news gets better and then you come back and say what's going on. that's been the case in politics long before barack obama was president of the united states. but that's a specialty of this administration. we've seen it on benghazi. we've seen it on a number of scandals facing the administration. they tried it on this one. unfortunately for them the stakes are too huge, too many millions of americans are involved. too much coverage is being disr
of the month. that would be the headline except a new problem seems to have come up as kathleen sebelius returned to capitol hill for yet another grilling, this time a security risk to users. breanna keeler is following developments, live at the white house this morning. >> reporter: it was another damaging appearance on the hill for hhs secretary kathleen sebelius. as president obama headed to the lone star state, that's right, but not a coincidence that he was in texas where a republican governor has blocked the expansion of medicaid under the obama care law. >> it is wonderful to see all of you. >> reporter: texas, not exactly friendly territory for obama care. but that's where president obama went to criticize republican opposition to his signature health care reform program. and promised its faulty website will soon be up and running. >> we are working overtime to get this fixed. and the website is already better than it was at the beginning of october. and by the end of this month we anticipate it is going to be working the way it is supposed to. >> reporter: back in the hot seat a
. >> kathleen sebelius lowering the bar for fixing the website. so brett, yet another explanation for setting a hard date the vast majority will get it. and now she is saying it is even more squishy. it seems like they are a long way away. it is not months away. because the systemic problems in the website are so significant on security, on the build out of the whole thing. secretary sebelius has had a tough run in florida working with navigate tors working on getting them enrolled because the system went down. >> we have the video right here. >> i think it is great that this is happening. >> it is okay, it will come back. >> it happens every day. >> how embarrassing. there she is. system doesn't work. and the person says it's okay it will come back really brett? >> it is tough. and i don't think, you talk to people in the tech industry that deal with these websites all the time and putting them together they say they are a long way and there are big big problems november 30th may be the least of their issues. and there may be a december 31st, on that they are playing that game. we will be wa
and human services secretary kathleen sebelius was back on capitol hill. libby casey is in washington for us, libby, the senate, hello, is supposed to be safe territory for the democrats, but that was not the case today. >> reporter: that's right, tony, and it started right off the bat. the committee chairman, democrat of montana, is one of the main architects of the healthcare law. he warned if the i amer implementation of this law was not handled well it could be a train wreck. >> this is unacceptable. it has been disappointing to members of the administration to say that they didn't see the problems coming. secretary sebelius the last time you came before this committee i used two words to voice my concern about the law's implementation. since then my words have been used to twist and malign the affordable care act. make no mistake, i believe in this law. >> you hear democrats, including senate bacchus supporting the law but being disappointed in how this roll out has been handled. secretary sebelius said it's been a miserable five weeks since the health a care.go heal. >> now some have a
their lives at increased risk. and hhs secretary, kathleen sebelius, is refusing to answer questions including specifically the number of people who have enrolled in new hampshire's health care exchange so far. joining me from her home state of new hampshire, senator kelly ayotte. thank you so much, senator, for joining us. >> good morning, candy. thank you. >> good morning. there is a -- a movement by senator lindsey graham to black all of the president's nominees until survivors of the benghazi attack are allowed to come and testify to various committees. are you on board with that tactic? >> well, candy, we've written several times, not only secretary kerry, but the president asking the survivors be made available to congress to get to the bottom of this. i understand we've been brushed off many times. i think that senator graham is going to be speaking to the administration about this, trying to cooperatively address this issue. it's not acceptable that they've not been made available. to say that there's an ongoing investigation in terrorism, that would preclude oversight by the congress
health care law is "not an option." kathleen sebelius, the health and human services secretary, said even with web site problems, there's still "plenty of time" to enroll. we'll have highlights of her appearance later in the program. secretary of state john kerry scrambled today to revive stalled peace talks between israel and the palestinians. he met with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu, and then palestinian president mahmoud abbas in the west bank town of bethlehem. and he said israel's settlement building is a major stumbling block. >> we consider now, and have always considered, the settlements to be illegitimate. and i want to make it extremely clear that at no time did the palestinians in any way agree as a matter of going back to the talks that they somehow condone or accept the settlements. >> woodruff: netanyahu answered by accusing the palestinians of creating "artificial crises" to avoid facing tough decisions. >> anxious scientisteds have foundest that yasser arafat may have died of poisoning. al jazeera reported on the swiss team's testing of soil and bone samples t
by the senator directed to health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius. of course, she should resign but she will not. summing up obamacare is having some impact on politics but not enough for the president to make any changes. and that's the memo. now for the top story tonight. reaction, joining us from reaction, fox news analyst charles krauthammer. so virginia now a liberal state, charles? >> it remains a purple state. it's up for grabs. the last time we enacted this play four years ago a republican won. i think the republicans had a weaker but obamacare was a very key issue. this is going to be the one lesson the democrats are going to take out of last night's elections and what you said is true. the white house, the president is not going to change. that's because he is not running again. so he will stay there. he will hang in there. he will pretend it's all going well. he will do all the surges or whatever. what you have to keep your eye on is the uprising. it doesn't have the to be the uprising in the country. uprising among the democrats who have to run next year. 11 democrat
, hhs secretary kathleen sebelius seemed to blame contractors for the launch of a website that was not ready for primetime. >> i think the contractors gave us the green light and said as recently as the end of september when not only they were talking to us but talking to congress we are ready to go. >> reporter: but internal memos show project manager henry chow was having serious reservations back in july writing "i just need to feel more confident they're not going to crash the plane at take-off." the plane did crash. and thursday mr. obama seemed to take responsibility for it. >> there have been times where i thought we were kind of slapped around a little bit unjustly. this one's deserved. right. it's on us. >> reporter: several state insurance commissioners have rejected the president's renewal proposal. and an insurance industry group is warning it could raise premiums, but some experts feel some insurance companies will grant the president's wish. >> they are in the business to make money on policies. and if the policies that they were selling that they've had to d
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